Andrea Kim Valdez

Andrea Kim Valdez

Artist, Curator, Arts administrator, Project manager, Event organiser

I am a sculptor and a founder and organising member of the Crouch End Open Studios for the past ten years. I am now taking an organisational back seat and concentrating on my own work whilst focusing my curating interests and skills on a new exhibiting project, Front Room Art. 

My sculpture is varied in both materials and concept, ranging from installation, commissioned outdoor works, to smaller ceramic or wooden works, usually of a semi-abstract nature.

Recent work explores the use of Fluorescent Acrylic sheet as an expressive material.

I also draw extensively and have used original drawings and photographs to create on an iPad  ‘Las Amazonas’, a series of layered images available as digital prints.

I write and tweet regularly about art under the pseudonym of ‘The Unknown Artist’  - an identity I assumed after making a full size acrylic sheet sculpture of Albert Turpin, an artist well known the 1930’s as an artist of the ‘East London Group’ whose work disappeared from history until resurrected by the recent book ’ From Bow to Biennale’ by David Buckman.

The following articles can be read at this link – Artlyst blogs
‘Vivre Le Lieu’ – sculpture at the village of Ozenay, France
Michael Craig Martin must be reading my blog! Sculpture at the RA Summer Exhibition.
Juan Uslé and Richard Deacon at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Art, Science or Boyle Family? ….and Anaïs Tondeur, Nuuk Island, 2014 . A trip to the Jerwood gallery at Hastings
Dumas and Kiefer- Reflections on their work following their London exhibitions
Subterranean Sculpture Shock – Lynn Dennison at The Rotherhithe Shaft
Rain, Hail, Snow- adventures in ‘ddr limited’ Central Berlin
Three Days in Valencia: Picasso watching Television.
Three Days in Valencia: IVAM- El Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno-
Three days in Valencia: A surprise at the Museo de Bellas Artes.
The Three M’s – Mortality, Motivation and Meaning in the life of an Artist
Not just for Christmas- the economics of the artist
‘The Importance of a Title’- a visit to the UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate

Earlier articles can be found on the Facebook notes of The Unknown Artist including the series on ‘The Unknown Artist investigates the Restorative Powers of Art at the Seaside’

 

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Location London
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Curating, Events management, Web development
Artforms / type of project Digital, Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Tags crouch end open studios, sculpture, amazonas, the unkown artist project, wilderness, ecos de la selva, warbaby, acrylic sculpture, environment, Front Room Art
Website http://www.frontroomart.co.uk

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